Amsterdam Restaurants

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  • 1. Bazar Amsterdam

    $ | De Pijp | African

    A golden angel–capped church provides the setting for this kitsch-filled restaurant, where inexpensive and flavorful North African cooking—from...Read More

  • 2. Café Luxembourg

    $$ | Centrum | Café

    One of the city's top grand cafés, Luxembourg has a stately interior and a view of a bustling square, both of which are excellent for people...Read More

  • 3. In de Waag

    $$$ | Nieuwmarkt | International

    The lofty wood-beam interior of the 17th-century Waag (weigh house), converted into a grand café and restaurant, is lighted by hundreds of candles...Read More

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  • 4. Pancake Bakery

    $ | Western Canal Ring | Dutch

    It's hard to go wrong when going out for Dutch pancakes in Amsterdam, but the ones at the Pancake Bakery are the best in town. The 17th-century...Read More

  • 5. Pllek

    $$ | Eclectic

    Befitting its location in the former shipyards of the newly hip NDSM area, this quirky restaurant is housed in a series of cavernous shipping...Read More

  • 6. Bagels and Beans

    $ | Museum District | Café

    This low-key, bustling breakfast and lunch spot is a dependable option, serving the best bagels in Amsterdam. (They might not be up to New York...Read More

  • 7. Bakkerswinkel

    $ | Red Light District | European

    This unpretentious bakery and tearoom evokes an English country kitchen—one that lovingly prepares and serves breakfasts, high tea, hearty sandwiches...Read More

  • 8. Bluespoon

    $$$ | Western Canal Ring | Dutch

    Traditional Dutch food often gets a bad rap—described as heavy and fried—but this lively restaurant in the Andaz hotel proves that lighter and...Read More

  • 9. Bridges

    $$$ | Red Light District | Seafood

    When you enter this classy restaurant inside the Sofitel Amsterdam hotel, you'll pass a Karel Appel wall mural, before getting distracted by...Read More

  • 10. Café Americain

    $$$ | Leidseplein | French

    Although thousands of buildings in Amsterdam are designated historic monuments, few have their interiors landmarked as well; this one does,...Read More

  • 11. Café-Restaurant De Plantage

    $$ | Plantage | Mediterranean

    The stunning decor in this expansive space next to the Artis zoo is reason enough to visit, but the Mediterranean-influenced food is excellent...Read More

  • 12. Cobra Café

    $ | Museum District | Café

    If you need a rejuvenating break from art viewing, head to this café across from the Rijksmuseum for coffee and cake, or for lunch on one of...Read More

  • 13. CT coffee & coconuts

    $$ | De Pijp | Eclectic

    This lively spot with soaring ceilings and three levels of seating—a former 1920s cinema—attracts a young crowd for the eclectic but generally...Read More

  • 14. De Roode Leeuw

    $$$ | Centrum | Dutch

    Timeless and classic, De Roode Leeuw is a light along a strip of otherwise uninspiring road; it's one of the few non–fast food restaurants around...Read More

  • 15. Gartine

    $ | Centrum | Café

    This snug and inexpensive breakfast, brunch, lunch, and high-tea favorite is strewn with flea-market finds (such as a gorgeous Portuguese chandelier...Read More

  • 16. Jansz

    $$$ | Western Canal Ring | Eclectic

    Diners are sure to find something they like on the eclectic menu in this austere gray-and-white restaurant in the Pulitzer Hotel. Old-fashioned...Read More

  • 17. Little Collins

    $ | De Pijp | Eclectic

    One of Amsterdam's brunch pioneers, this intimate Australian-run eatery has a laid-back vibe and friendly servers. Although you'll inevitably...Read More

  • 18. Walem

    $$ | Western Canal Ring | Eclectic

    As if ripped from the pages of design magazine, this sleek and trendy grand café serves elegant breakfast and lunch options, including soup...Read More

  • 19. Westergasterras

    $$ | Café

    In the Westergasfabriek arts complex (just behind the Jordaan), the Western Gas Terrace restaurant overlooks a park and a former city gas container...Read More

  • 20. Winkel 43

    $ | Jordaan | Café

    You can order tasty sandwiches, salads, and pastas at this popular café with traditional wood-beam ceilings, but the crowds come for the appeltaart...Read More

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